Cheadle Medical Practice

0161 983 9090

Access to medical records

Your care records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Summary Care Record

If you’re registered with a GP surgery, you’ll have a Summary Care Record unless you’ve chosen not to have one. It contains basic information including your allergies, medicines and any reactions you’ve had to medicine in the past. By storing all this information in one place, it makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

You cannot get your Summary Care Record online. If you’d like to see it, speak to your GP.

To opt out of having a Summary Care Record, speak to your GP or another health professional.

Coronavirus update: During the coronavirus outbreak, you will also have extra information added to your record. This includes significant medical history (past and present), reasons for medicines, care plan information and vaccinations.

For further information, follow this link to visit the ‘How to access your health records’ page on the NHS website.


The General Medical Services GP Contract requires practices to use GP2GP for transferring electronic health records.

You will expect GPs to have your medical records for your first consultation at the new practice. With GP2GP, the record arrives straight after the registration. In comparison, paper medical records can take weeks or months to arrive.

GP2GP also means practices can support the Health Secretary’s objective that patients should have digital records that follow them around the health and social care system.

Find our more about GP2GP on the NHS website

Your data matters to the NHS

Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.

You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.

Your choice will only apply to the health and care system in England. This does not apply to health or care services accessed in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Find out how this data is used and how to opt out on the following link:

Stockport Health & Care Record

The Stockport Health and Care Record is an electronic record that brings together information from different parts of the NHS in Stockport.

If you wish to opt out of either the SCR or SHCR, please complete the opt out form linked below and return it to the practice.

Opt out form

Patient information leaflet

National Diabetes Audit

This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).

If you have diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.

For further information about how your data is used, please see the NDA patient information leaflets below.

NDA leaflet for patients with diabetes

NDA leaflet for patients at risk of diabetes

Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to reducing diabetes and improving care for people with diabetes.

Interface Clinical Services

The practice uses the services of Interface Clinical to carry out QOF health check reports via remote access to our clinical system.  This is done in line with strict Information Governance Criteria.  Patient data is processed for the purposes of performing the service however no patient identifiable data is processed outside of the practices computer system.


Our practice contributes to the clinical practice research datalink.  CPRD is a government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health.  You cannot be identified from the information sent to CPRD.

if you do not want anonymised information from your patient record to be used in research you an opt out.   Please contact the practice for the opt out information.  More information can be found at

Patient Data and Research/Studies

The Practice participates in medical studies which involves us running a search on our clinical system to identify patients who meet the criteria for inclusion.  Where applicable, the practice then sends out an invitation to these patients using Docmail (an NHS approved mailing service) which allows patients to contact the study company should they wish to participate.  Patient data is not shared by the practice with the research companies. Any patients who would like to be excluded from any research or studies, please let the Practice Manager know.